§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give the numbers of public service vehicle examinations conducted under the auspices of a bus or coach operating company, as opposed to one of his Department's inspectors, in the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
All public service vehicle annual test examinations are conducted by the Department's vehicle examiners. In 1986–87, 20,684 examinations (70 per cent.) were done at operators' premises, 47,692 (30 per cent.) at the Department's heavy goods vehicle test stations.